Health & Safety Update: August 5, 2021
Due to the uptick in COVID-related cases, NATDA wants to assure our exhibitors and attendees that we are working closely with the local government to ensure a safe event for everyone. Yesterday, Nashville’s Mayor, Jon Cooper, announced that all government buildings within the city of Nashville will require masks to be worn until further notice. However, the Music City Center is not included in this as it is not a government building.
Thankfully, there have been no city-wide closures at this time nor were any plans announced to do so. According to the mayor’s office, the masking policy will be re-evaluated on an ongoing basis as disease rates decline and vaccination levels improve.
At this time, there are no restrictions (mask requirement, vaccine mandate, etc.) as announced by the Music City Center. As an association, NATDA will not require these, either. However, we are monitoring the situation with local government and will follow all legal mandatory polices and procedures they choose to adopt.
Since 2020, the Music City Center has increased all health and safety procedures within its buildings, including increased cleaning and disinfecting protocols. In February of 2021, the city was named to a “Safe Travels” destination by the World Travel & Tourism. The Safe Travels stamp is the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp for the travel and tourism industry designed specifically to address COVID-19 and similar outbreaks.
We have full faith in both the the Music City Center and Nashville’s ability to maintain a safe environment for our attendees and we look forward reuniting the industry this year in the Music City.